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Ransom Notes: Where Have All The Stars Gone?

By Margaret Ransom

Forever Unbridled, 11/3/17. Photo: Jordan Sigmon

Question: Does anyone miss Gun Runner? What about Arrogate, Songbird, or even California Chrome? Has anyone really recovered from the retirement of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah after his record-setting sophomore year? Honestly, has anyone else noticed that, right now, in this game we all love, we are suffering from a significant void of equine stars?

The good news is that’s the bad news. The best thing about the game being without any stars is that there are now several spots atop the ladder in just about every division waiting to be claimed — and a plethora of talented runners lining up to do just that.

After the Breeders’ Cup every year it’s always fun to anticipate the new year returns of our favorites,

Justify and exercise rider Humberto Gomez. Photo: Jim Safford

map out the Road to the Kentucky Derby, enjoy the exciting summer racing from coast to coast and, eventually, the Breeders’ Cup once again. Because, well, they’re our horses too, right?

It’s been said the Triple Crown trail these days… (more)